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Artist Spotlight: Jason Morris

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Jason Morris has a wonderful reputation after 10 years experience in tattooing. 

He entered the tattoo world as a visual artist, he has been drawing and painting since he was a child. When he got out of the army, he elected to stay in the Savannah area and began working as a dialysis technician. After a decade, he felt his passion for art calling to him and he began an apprenticeship for one of the oldest tattoo shops in Georgia. He is inspired by the pace of tattooing, and the variety of designs and styles that keep the art constantly interesting and evolving.

Jason looks to artists like Mike Devries, Guy Aicheson, Brandon Bond, Nikko Hurtado, Horiyoshi, and Jack Rudy. Every day in tattooing brings new possibilities as to what kind of art he gets to produce, “I learned in a street shop,” Jason says, “where we did everything that came across the counter and we didn’t allow ourselves to be bound by certain styles. And every day is a learning experience for me and a chance to become a better and more well rounded artist.”

He has created an incredible variety of work, but Jason’s favorite tattoo was a rib piece of custom Japanese inspired Geisha in red. The tattoo took seven hours and it was on one of his all-time favorite customers, Candice. He feels he has done a lot of his best work with her, and over the years they became close friends. Sadly, her life ended a few years ago in a terrible 4-wheeler accident. When asked about her, Jason says “She will be greatly missed.”

Jason’s hardest tattoo was an Aztec calendar back piece. He created it early in his career, when he had only been tattooing for a little over a year, and it remains the largest piece he has even done. It required two full sheets of stencil paper and took eleven hours to finish. If he did it again today, it wouldn’t be nearly as difficult, but at such an early stage in his career, it was daunting.

His specialties (and favorite) types of tattoos include photorealism, “3D”, mehndi, portraits, and comic book styles. In addition to tattooing and visual artwork, Jason is also a DJ, playing and mixing several types of music, and in his downtime, to unwind he enjoys playing PS4 (PSN name DJSuperPickle). At home, Jason has three children, two cats, three ball pythons, a box tortoise, and a duck named Denzel.

You can see Jason Morris's Gallery here

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